Parveen Nijjar was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. She obtained her law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2003, after having completed undergraduate programs in Social Work, Political Science and Women’s Studies at the University of Victoria. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2009.
Parveen’s practice focuses on all areas of family law and child protection. She is an accredited Family Law Mediator. She conducts mediation with parties alone and with parties and their lawyers. As a lawyer and mediator, Parveen strives to provide advocacy and support that is child-focused, reasonable, practical and cost-effective. She regularly accepts referrals with Legal Services Society (Legal Aid). She is also fluent in Punjabi. Previously, Parveen also practiced in the area of criminal defence law where she gained valuable court and litigation experience, having assisted on multiple murder cases and other adult and youth criminal matters.
Parveen has a keen interest in international law and human rights. Upon graduating from law school, she was a consultant with the United Nations Development Program, working in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Since 2012, Parveen has participated in three short-term, bilateral and international missions to Ukraine, to observe parliamentary and presidential elections.
Parveen is an enthusiastic soccer fan. She enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and volunteering with local community organizations.